Buffalo and D-link with Nvidia Gamestream Ready

Comparison between Buffalo wireless ac1750 (Buffalo WZR-1750DHP) and D-link DGL 5500 wireless ac1200 routers. Both routers are Nvidia Gamestream ready and so do other high end routers.

Do you play Nvidia shield? Most people like something that is both practical and mobile and so does the Nvidia shield gaming which is an ultimate mobile game controller; it is very comfortable and ergonomic to play. You can play wirelessly streaming from your PC games or Android at the comfort of your couch.

You require a wifi environment powered by a wireless router that supports the Nvidia shield. Basically mostly the wireless routers support Nvidia shield which is embedded with 802.11n 2×2 MIMO antenna with dual band support. So do D-link DGL 5500 and Buffalo AC1750 support this gaming console, both routers are certified to work with Nvidia shield.


Buffalo offers various models of wireless routers which can also be configured as the wireless AP, Bridge or client and some of them are Nvidia shield ready including Buffalo WZR-1750DHP or WZR-1166DHP. Unlike the previous version Buffalo N600 high power router which is DD-WRT Linux-based firmware, the latest wireless ac routers are not. However, the last two wireless ac routers support mobile friendly setup, priority control QoS, parental control, web filtering and Nvidia gamestream ready.

Wifi technology

Buffalo wireless ac1750 router

Both routers are designed for smooth gaming experiences by emphasizing as the Nvidia shield ready. D-link DGL 5500 is designed for gamers in mind with its streamboost traffic shaping technology powered by Qualcomm Atheros chip. This technology can detect the type of Internet application traffic and then automatically provides a suitable slice of bandwidth pie. The good thing is detection of this application is cloud-based and updated automatically with the development of ever-evolving Internet applications. This ensures your online gaming experience becomes more enjoyable and lag-free.

Theoretically the speeds in 5GHz band is different, Buffalo delivers speed up to 1300Mbps while D-link 5500 delivers up to 860Mbps. In the 2.4GHz band both routers deliver the same three spatial data streams with the speeds up to 450Mbps with wireless N wifi. You can connect multiple wifi devices including gaming console, Android and iPad devices and other smart-phone simultaneously without degrading the performance. Moreover, Buffalo is powered by beamforming antenna technology (in addition of high power antenna) for solid and focus connection to wifi clients with beamforming technology too such as  the latest MacBook Air, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One M7.

Watch this video introduction about Streamboost technology (courtesy by D-link and YouTube)

USB ports

DGL 5500 includes one USB 2.0 port. Unfortunately it doesn’t support share port technology like other D-link cloud routers such as D-link 865L and 850L (see also D-link 850L for Kindle). With share port technology you can create your own cloud storage, accessible by your mobile devices anywhere with MyDlink cloud support.

Dlink dgl 5500 gaming router

On the other hand, Buffalo ac1750 offers you two USB ports which one of them is super speed USB 3.0 – ten times faster than USB 2.0 port. This is ideal for transferring large amount of data to the storage device that supports USB 3.0 too. Unfortunately both routers with USB port don’t support Time machine natively like Netgear R7000 wireless ac1900 high end router. You may also like comparison between Netgear R7000 and Time capsule.

With your Buffalo AC1750 router, you can connect USB NAS AirStation storage and configure the router for NAS that can be accessed via the cloud with Buffalo WebAccess services. It’s like your private cloud storage accessible over the internet anywhere while on the go. You need a BuffaloNAS.com account to use the webaccess service or DDNS hostname.

Comparison table

 Buffalo AC1750D-link DGL 5500
Wireless technologyWireless ac1750 with two wireless radios and High Power TechnologyWireless ac1300 with StreamBoost traffic shapping engine by Qualcomm Atheros chip
Speeds5 GHz Speeds up to 1300 Mbps


2.4 GHz Speeds up to 450 Mbps


Up to 867Mbps on 5GHz and


450Mbps on 2.4GHz

Ethernet portsGigabit interfaces – 4x LAN and 1x WAN portsGigabit interfaces – 4x LAN and 1x WAN ports
USB ports1 x USB 2.0


1 x USB 3.0

Supports printer and NAS function

1x USB 2.0 supports printer and storage
Media serverYes, DLNA 
Cloud readyWebAcces servicesN/A
PriceAround $125Around $165
Customer ratings in Amazon3.5 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars


With the introduction of Streamboost technology by Qualcomm Atheros chip, your gaming experiences will become more fun and enjoyable with D-link DGL 5500 router. While to use your router as the private cloud, Buffalo with Airstation NAS is ideal for your network environment especially to support your business.


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